noun, plural pan·dow·dies. Chiefly New England.

Origin of pandowdy

1795–1805, Americanism; perhaps variant of obsolete dial. (Somerset) pandoulde custard; see pan1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -dies

US a deep-dish pie made from fruit, esp apples, with a cake toppingapple pandowdy

Word Origin for pandowdy

C19: of unknown origin
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